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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Experiences

Resort Activities

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Experience the Maldives

Discover the beauty of Maldives with an array of resort activities, from underwater experiences to cultural immersions, from adventurous cruises to marine conservation activities. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru’s carefully curated activities cater to guests of all ages and preferences. Plan your visit. Email: reservations-vabbinfaru@banyantree.com

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Dolphin Cruise
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Bodu Beru
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Cooking Class
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Call of Sangu Sunset Ritual

The Maldives, with its cerulean waters, is the best place to spot Dolphins. Cruise alongside playful Dolphins and be fascinated as they spin gracefully in the light of the setting sun.

Learn age-old Maldivian fishing methods assisted by our experienced boat captain and his deckhand. Master the local hand line method of fishing and be amazed by what may be caught: snappers, jacks, barracudas, to mention but a few. Catch a sizeable fish, and the chef will be more than willing to prepare and serve it for lunch following day. Refreshments will be served on board.

This fishing method uses lures to attract hunters like bonitos or trevally during the hunting time in the early afternoon. The chefs can prepare the catch according to guest preference.

Leave at early morning hours on our boat and trawl in the deeper waters to catch big ones like Sail Fish, Marlins, Barracudas, Trevallies, and many more!

Discover one of the earliest fishing methods of the Maldives that children usually practice. This type of fishing uses a Penn rod to catch smaller fish on the lagoon.

Learn authentic Maldivian cuisine or the chef’s special recipe of the day and wow your family and friends with your culinary skills when you return home.

Bodu Beru is the most popular form of music and dance in the Maldives, enjoyed by the young and the old. Let our musicians wake up the rhythm in your body and shimmy any shyness away.

Sit back on your comfy lounger and watch a classic movie while sipping your favourite cocktail. Popcorn is on us!

The “Sangu” or Conch shell is traditionally used in local Maldivian islands to call and gather the community. If it is required to get a message to the public, the “Pionu” or island administrator would blow the “sangu” shell from 4 opposite points of the island. The islanders would then report to an assembly point, usually the island office, where the island chief would address the community. This would be done to call for a celebration, pass on any message from the central government office, alert of any incoming danger or emergency (such as a dhoni in need of help or a fire that has broken out) During the holy month of Ramadan, the call for the last meal before fasting is known as “Dhan’beru” and the “Sangu” shell is also traditionally used to alert the community. At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, the call of Sangu is a ritual performed during the transformation from day to night, every evening at sundown.

Bring home souvenir photos of you in traditional Maldivian attire. Our Maldivian-themed photoshoot in five different locations: main jetty, local cultural area, Sangu Garden, Banyan Highway, and Sunset Jetty will take you on a fascinating cultural trip.

The beautiful and abundant marine wildlife here means snorkeling anywhere close to the island is already a feast for the eyes. Deepen the experience by embarking on a snorkeling safari where a guide will show you the best places to explore and the significant role each wet animal and plant you come across plays in the marine ecosystem.

Don’t miss on your chance to meet the resident stingrays - Big Mama, Nora, Lulu, Alice, Channel, Charlie, Langeth, and Akiri every day at 4:45pm to learn more about this incredibly intelligent species of fish.

This Olympic team sport can be taken seriously or played just for fun among friends and family. All players are guaranteed a workout high on fun and low on boredom. The daily match kicks off at 5 pm at the beach.

Explore nearby reefs with a marine biologist and record sightings of key iconic species such as sharks, turtles, and rays.

In line with the focus on sustainable tourism, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru has dedicated days where we spruce up our house reef and lagoon to get rid of impurities that can prevent our natural environment from flourishing. We invite you to join us and learn more about marine conservation in the process.

As part of our reef restoration programme we aim to plant artificial reefs that function similarly to natural reef habitats. Join our Marine Lab team in planting artificial coral gardens that provide a crucial nursery habitat to small and juvenile reef fish.

Kahan'bu Cruise Experiences

Banyan “Kahan’bu” offers specially tailored itineraries that take you to secluded and picturesque snorkeling sites around the North Male’ Atoll. With its shallow draft, Banyan Kahan’bu can moor directly adjacent to the amazing reefs below, making snorkeling a real pleasurable experience. Attentive associates are on board to make sure you have an enjoyable and memorable cruise.

Cruise PackagesKahan'bu Fact Sheet
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Catamaran Cruise
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Sunset Cruise
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Day Cruise
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Cruise Experiences
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Sunset Cruise

Dive and Watersports

The shimmering cerulean waters of the Maldives are an invitation to watersports and underwater activities. Explore the lagoon by Kayak or Stand Up Paddle. Discover the vibrant marine life of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru's house reef or other nearby reefs through scuba diving activities.

Activities ListDive Fact Sheet
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Scuba Dive
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Discover Scuba Diving
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Dive Courses
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Bubble Maker Dive Course for Kids
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Watersports Stand Up Paddle
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Watersports Catamaran
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Watersports Wakeboarding
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Watersports Kayak
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Scuba Dive
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